A blog on all cylinders
Andrea Mohn, NYTimes
Joseph Mailander a guy in la • elsewhere • email
Readers of the nation's fishwrap of record were treated this morning to an inside look at Talking Points Memo, Josh Marshall's award-winning blog from the left. "I think of us as journalists; the medium we work in is blogging," he tells the Times.
But what caught my eye was the photo on the jump page of the blog's NY office. That's a room with damn few amenities other than cool flatscreens; crammed, dormitorial, trivial windows, with what looks to be both a swamp cooler and a thermostat that's always left unhinged, it looks a lot like a boilerroom operation.
Marshall says he "makes in the neighborhood of what successful political journalists make" without disclosing figures. And the rest?
The article, btw, is in the paper's business section, but doesn't get too much into the business end of the blog.